Victoria police nab four alleged impaired drivers

City police on patrol nab motorists in separate incidents

Four drivers were taken off area streets early Tuesday after catching the attention of Victoria police.

Each incident involved alcohol, police say.

Police kicked off the night of vehicle impoundments and driving prohibitions just after 12:30 a.m. in the 300-block of Island Hwy., when a Saturn sedan was spotted driving erratically. The 26-year-old Victoria driver was handed a 24-hour prohibition for drunk driving and his car was impounded.

Just before 2 a.m., a 28-year-old Oak Bay man was stopped on Douglas Street for driving his Saturn coupe without a front licence plate. He was slapped with a three-day ban for impaired driving, plus his car was towed.

A few minutes later, a 21-year-old Esquimalt man was pulled over for speeding down Esquimalt Road. He was given a 24-hour prohibition for impaired driving and watched his Honda hatchback be towed away.

Capping off the string of incidents, a 30-year-old Victoria man was stopped at 3:45 a.m. for driving erratically and going the wrong way down Fort Street. He was also given a 24-hour driving ban and his Chevrolet sport utility vehicle was impounded.

emccracken@vicnews.com